because we both felt if it was open-ended, if the patriot act would never and, nobody would do any oversight. because it had to be renewed, people came back and questioned it. a number of mistakes were made. i made some proposals, some of which were excepted and some of which were not. >> i want to switch gears and talk about judges. your committee is working very hard to confirm these three judges that president obama named to the d c circuit court of appeals, often called the second-most high court and the country. republicans have signaled they intend to block these nominees, at least at the -- level. if they decide to filibuster these nominees, how should your party react to that? >> we should have the ability to vote them up or down.